His style was based in part on elements of traditional Greek culture, but with many personal traits in regards to structuring the sound. He has written chamber music, theatre, cinema, and television music, operas, electronic music, pieces for orchestra and solo instruments, and song cycles. In 1972 he wrote Κυκεώνας (Confusion), commissioned for the Munich Olympic Games. In those early years, his orchestral compositions reached their height with “Anarchy” concerts, a commission by the Donaushiegen Festival: a piece for five timpani and a large orchestra.
In the mid 1980s he presented two new operas, Odyssey and Erotokritos. He has written music for various Greek films such as The Lady and the Vagrant, The Fairy and the Young Man, almost all of Nikos Perrakis’ film scores, as well as song cycles such as The Centre of Passersby and Eleven Folk Songs. His involvement in television and film music was focused more in West Germany; he wrote the music for Thomas Mann’s film Felix Croyle and the worldwide famous hit series by Edgar Reitz, Heimat I, II, and III. This was a fifty-six-hour film, the longest film of all time, with over twenty hours of music.
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